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What You'll Get
The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.
$299 for a 10-class flight school program ($821 value)
- 10 weeks of ground school
- a 1-hour flight lesson in a Cessna 172
Classes take place December 6-January 10, every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. (10 sessions) along with a flight lesson in a Cessna 172. This class preps you for the Private Pilot Knowledge Test Ground. For the flight lesson, a certified instructor welcomes students into a Cessna 172, where students practice basic flight maneuvers. Classes will use the ASA Private Pilot Test Prep book, which can be purchased at Advanced Air Incorporated for $19.99. Instructors also cover the FAA Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, which students can download for free online.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Total weight of flight passengers must not exceed 450 lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Advanced Air Incorporated
Give Advanced Air Incorporated an hour of your time, and their instructors can give you the power of flight. Their training aircraft climbs high above Council Bluffs, where the airport's 656 acres start to look like the world's most realistic Lego set. The instructor hands over the controls, and novices take charge of a plane for the very fist time. The experience is known as a Discovery Flight, and it's a fitting name. That short time in the air can plant the seeds for a lifelong hobby, or perhaps even a career.
The journey to private or commercial licenses begins in ground school, but skills solidify once on Council Bluffs Airport's runways. CBA offers new pilots an ideal location. The airport lies close to Class C airspace, so new fliers begin communicating with air traffic controllers right away. Here, Advanced Air Incorporated's instructors have led many pupils to success; their website's home page brims with words of congratulations for new fliers or pilots who have gained instrument ratings and advanced certifications.
These students don't set their autopilot to fly off into the sunset. Advanced Air Incorporated keeps pilots around with a rental fleet of 10 aircraft, including Cessna and Piper models. The maintenance team also works on privately owned planes.